In the background

Believe it or not, I still knit. The funny thing is that when people say, oh, you’ve stopped knitting, I tend to agree – even though I have knitting in my bag, I knit on the bus, the train and in the evenings…! My knitting has slowed down to pretty much the most mindless projects. […]

A few catch-up knits. And a skirt.

Here’s my finished Kiri shawl (link opens pdf). I used 2.5 balls of Rowan Kidsilk Haze and 4.5mm needles. It’s humongous but the details are pretty. I could have gone for one extra repeat at the end but I didn’t want to risk running out of wool and have to rip it all out. The […]

FO: Celaeno

Quick one for the weekend! Pattern: Celaeno from Romi’s 7 Small Shawls to Knit. I’m not a huge shawl knitter but I want to knit all of these. Yarn: Cashmere from Hedgehog, one skein. Needles: 4mm Knitpicks circular. I loved knitting every single stitch of this. Really, it was all about the yarn: the subtle […]

There and back

We spent the weekend in London. We went primarily to catch the Toronto Raptors (which was brilliant! one of the best things I’ve ever been to!) but we had some time for other things. We swung by the Tate Modern and did the London Eye. We wandered a lot. Its infrastructure, a scratch-for-every-itch, bubbling populace […]

Some FOs and some WIPs

Thanks everyone for your response on my last post. The concert in Mary Immaculate, Limerick, went extremely well, as did our violin duo concert in St. Pat’s, Drumcondra, last week. Things were a bit mental for a while as I juggled work, concerts, rehearsals, my regular lesson and then extra teaching from Vanbrugh Quartet at […]